Success 101

Everyone talks about courage during failure, About how you shouldn’t give up or lose hope, Too little has been said about handling success, When everything goes right, how do you cope?   When you think people need you more than you them, When concern and envy begin to look the same, How do you tell…

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The Indifferent Indian

I am that breed That is quite difficult to find. In a country ravaged by sentiments I stand tall, unaffected, undefiled.   I am persona non grata Cause I am the one who Doesn’t impose, take offense, Scream, shout or aim for revenge.   I don’t try to impose My thoughts on you. I am…

चलो, तुमको लेकर चलें

चलो, इंद्रधनुष के अंत तक चलें | सुना है वहाँ परियाँ मटकियों में सोने के सिक्के छिपाती हैं, वहाँ एक सपनों की दुकान करते हैं – हरे गुलाबी रजनीगंधा की खुशबू वाले दिन में टिमटिमाते सपने | उनको कोई ग़रीबन  की बेटी बालों में जूड़े संग गूथ लेगी, या कोई फकीरन का बच्चा आँसुओं संग…

You Know Chechnya

You know Chechnya, sometimes I cry We could have, but we didn't try To save you from the enemy's eye You know Chechnya, sometimes I cry You know Chechnya, sometimes I hear Your voices that have known no fear Mourning those, who once were dear You know Chechnya, sometimes I hear You know Chechnya, sometimes…

MISH, MASH BALDERDASH

So, finally, I get the opportunity to rant. To speak (write) out my mind, crib, shout and chant. What among the thousands of things That go through my mind, should I share with the world? Maybe everything? Or nothing really? Quiz. No quiz. Quiz. No quiz. Cramming for quiz… Messed up the quiz. Same old.…

Home Turf

My dreams are stretched so far and wide But the world asks me to cast them aside To forget the thousand yards that I have walked. My eyes were young, when I walked blindfold, The wind in my hair, my feet in the sky, Rainbows on my shoes and stories in my eyes I wondered…

If I were invisible for a day…

I saw the title, blinked my eyes. I have an article to pen, A topic on which to write And…I am clueless on what I would do Were I to be invisible for a day, maybe two. I think of my fantasies; Do any of them require my invisibility? Apparently not. I then get my…

Will I embrace the rains?

I look at the streets, covered with blood, Stinking of stories, of hate and anger, I steer ahead, without a blink mere, For I have my own ‘problems’ to fear.   These urchins stand, in their rugged clothes, colored balloons but their future black, I slide up the window, with a slight sneer, For I…

We at LSD – Part 1

Here we welcome you, amongst the red stones Where we have, our own Game of Thrones.   Quizzers are the Wildlings, their beards so long, Perennially in pursuit, of right and wrong. Mighty they stand, north of the wall, And shower questions, like arrows tall.   Writers are the Starks, royal and upright, Displaying through…

We at LSD – Part 2

..Continued from Part 1 “Who made Ramdas co-ord?”, asked our last leader in pain His well-knit crosswords are a solver’s ba(i)ne   Anshul’s a quizzer, his taglines hail from books Don’t fall for them though, he’s wilder than he looks   Deva’s our nice guy, he’s polite and sweet His smile can charm, the instant…